Tag Archive for UK

Skeptical activists still asking questions of Psychic Sally (Updated)

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Dear Psychic Sally: If you are speaking with the dead, why haven’t you won a major scientific prize or accolades? Why aren’t you helping to find terrorists who murdered people? Why are you using your talent just in theatre shows for money? Just wondering… A skeptical campaign surrounding Sally Morgan continues despite the legal threats…

Black eyed kids of Cannock Chase is a spooky myth

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The Birmingham Mail cites a 2013 unconfirmed story to scare people. Spooky but very contrived – a modern urban legend with no sound evidence that the events related even occurred. Black Eyed Child returns to haunt Cannock Chase. A leading paranormal investigator has scoured a Staffordshire beauty spot following chilling sightings of a spectre known locally…

Ukpabio sues British Humanists for criticism of her anti-witchcraft methods

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Skeptics know very well what it’s like to be targeted litigiously by those who want to stop bad press. Helen Ukpabio, whom we’ve written about multiple times, is trying to silence criticism of her methods against witch children. Libel tourist and Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ (the self styled) ‘Lady Apostle’ Helen Ukpabio attempts to stifle critics by…

Hinckley’s hopping with UFO reports

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People have been reporting lights in the sky of this Midlands town in the U.K. However, they aren’t really looking for answers, just sort of panicking over it. More UFO sightings in the skies of Hinckley – Hinckley Times. More sightings of suspected UFOs in Hinckley have been reported. The latest incidents happened on May…

Oma and Pa have a magic tree

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People gave money to a woman who promised them a miracle fix for their desperate life problems. You can guess how this all turned out. Badly. ‘Shaman’ took £1million from cancer victims to hang from ‘magic tree’ in Amazon – Telegraph. A bogus faith healer conned at least £1 million from victims who were convinced…

When is a “support” group not a good thing – when it reinforces a dangerous belief

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A support group for alien abductees is meeting in the U.K. to provide mutual support for each other. Not only do they have a troublesome relationship with a society that might call them “crazy”, but they may be causing more harm to each other even with good intentions. Doubtful News contacted a volunteer who helps UFO…

Glowing green glitch or ghost?

Supposed ghost appear during the Irish's President's speech at Medieval Guildhall.

A photographer finds something odd in his snapshots of an official event. Look: Was a ghost spotted during Irish President’s visit to Coventry? Telegraph photographer Joe Bailey had quite a shock when he went though his pictures taken at today’s Irish President visit to Coventry. For in those images he found a ghoulish green ‘ghost’…

Boom boom, it’s not great to be crazy

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It’s not thunder, it’s not gas explosions. What is causing the mystery booms in Highgate? More mystery ‘explosions’ in Highgate baffle experts. Noise experts are scratching their heads over mysterious “explosions” in Highgate – after dozens of residents reported hearing 
another loud bang this week. People living in the Shepherd’s Hill and Archway Road area…

Richard’s remains questioned

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Uh oh, someone is doubtful that the remains really are of the king. Not surprising. ‘Richard III remains’ found in Leicester car park have doubt cast upon them. Leading archaeologists have challenged one of the most sensational discoveries of the last century, insisting there is no proof that the man with the twisted spine found…

Waking up with psychic powers

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What are the possible explanations for a man who woke up after a brain injury with what feels like a new “sense”? Southend Student Emerges from Coma with ‘Psychic Powers’ When Rob Ball was viciously attacked outside a Southend nightclub in 2009, the 6’8″ (2.02m) “gentle giant” was in a coma for two weeks and…

Dog survives 12 mile trip trapped in car engine

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Must have been a harrowing ride! Incredible photo: Puppy survives 12-mile car journey trapped in the engine A miracle dog has been welcomed home safe and well after somehow surviving a half-hour journey trapped inside a car engine. ‘Betty Boop’, a three-month-old Jack Russell, managed to climb up through the engine of a neighbour’s Audi…

‘Faceless monk’? More like worthless bunk

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Once again, ghost evidence fails. Seriously, this is evidence? And it’s in the news? ‘Faceless monk’ spotted in window of St Peter and St Paul Church in Borden by Sittingbourne photographer Laura Dickson. Laura Dickson, from Sittingbourne, has taken several photographs in which ghostly figures mysteriously appear. The latest incident took place during an afternoon…